My mom made this on special occasions and she finally gave me the recipe. I made this for Cinco de Mayo last year and even my Mexican friends loved it! It's not the most authentic recipe in the world but gosh is it good!


Recipe Summary

10 mins
25 mins
35 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Spread 1 can chili into the bottom of a baking dish and top with 1 can beef tamales; repeat layering. Top mixture with cheese and diced onion. Spread salsa over the cheese layer.

  • Bake in preheated oven until bubbly, about 25 minutes. Top with guacamole and sour cream to serve.

Nutrition Facts

435 calories; protein 19.1g 38% DV; carbohydrates 31.3g 10% DV; fat 27.2g 42% DV; cholesterol 65mg 22% DV; sodium 1134.2mg 45% DV. Full Nutrition

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This was super easy and was pretty good. One thing I want to point out is that the onions do not get softened and cooked. I love raw onion with my chili so it was perfect for me but if raw onions isn't your thing you might want to soften them in a skillet beforehand. Another suggestion I have is with the salsa. It waters the casserole down quite a bit. I suggest adding it to the top of the casserole after it is done. I'm thinking this might even work as a dip by cutting the tamales up and throwing it all in a crockpot. Just a thought.... Read More